Silken Dark Chocolate Pudding: Low-Fat and Instant!


Rich, decadent foods go hand-in-hand with the holidays, even for those of us on the dairy-free diet. But recipes like this silken dark chocolate pudding have a good dose of nutrition and a modest calorie impact.

Silken Dark Chocolate Pudding - Low-Fat, Instant, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, and Vegan!

For the creamy, dairy-free base, this dark chocolate pudding contains silken tofu (be sure to pick non-GMO or organic). It purees up into a smooth consistency that holds its shape while adding notable amounts of protein and calcium, but a modest amount of fat and calories.

For a smoother, less-acidic taste and a rich chocolate color, this dark chocolate pudding recipe uses dark, Dutch-processed cocoa powder. Some brands that will work nicely include: Valrhona Cocoa PowderFrontier Organic Fair Trade CocoaHershey’s Special Dark Cocoa, and King Arthur Double Dutch Cocoa Blend.

Since straight cocoa powder is used rather than melted chocolate, the recipe does require some sweetener – yes, this dark chocolate pudding should still be considered a dessert!

Special Diet Notes: Silken Dark Chocolate Pudding

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

Silken Dark Chocolate Pudding
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Serves: 6 servings
  1. Place tofu, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a food processor or blender.
  2. Puree for 1 minute, scraping down sides as needed, or until very smooth.
  3. Divide equally into six dishes and serve. Can serve "Parfait-style" with the option below, if desired.
Parfait Option:
Layer with fresh fruit and dairy-free whipped cream. You can use a quick, homemade coconut whip topping (not low-fat), or for lighter parfaits, use So Delicious CocoWhip, Soyatoo, or make homemade soy whip topping.
Top with dairy-free caramel sauce or chocolate sauce.
Garnish with ground cinnamon, a pinch of cayenne, mini chocolate chips, or chocolate curls.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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  2. Angelique De Bruyn on

    Hi Alisa a month ago I found out that I’m sugar – sensitive, dairy – sensitive and citrus- sensitive. It’s been a struggle to find what to eat and snack on. Your website is amazing and recipes sound and look delicious, my question to you is… Will you be able to help me with a sugar/dairy/citrus free diet?

    Please contact me any time
    Kind Regards

    • Hi Angelique,

      There are many recipes on my site here that can easily fit your diet! Just poke around, you may be surprised! While I would love to help you out personally, it would be best for you to discuss creating a meal plan that fits your needs with a nutritionist. Wishing you good health!

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